Emet

June 20, 2006

[f.]; truth; one of the central qualities of Hashem, and one strongly emphasized and recommended for human behavior in the Torah; as we say in the Prayer of “Shema Yisrael,” “Understand, O Israel,” “Hashem Elokeichem Emet,” “The L-rd, your G-d, is Truth;” or as in “Yaako Avinu haya ‘Ish HaEmet,’ ” “Jacob our Father was a Man, or a Master, of Truth.”